Ghoulishly Good Food at Souls Restaurant

What do you do at Halloween if you’re too grown up for trick-or-treat, too old (or old at heart) to brave the nightclub scene and are too much of a scaredy cat for ‘Fright Nights’ or scary movies? Souls Restaurant, an Indian fusion restaurant on the Dublin Road has the answer, with their Halloween menu…

Fashion and all things Fabulous

They say that you should never underestimate the power of a good outfit. And whether it’s the perfect wedding guest outfit, a dress to wow your colleagues at the Christmas party, or simply a bit of retail therapy, you are sure to find the perfect fashion solution at Fabulous Boutique. Based in Antrim, Fabulous Boutique…

Monet Magic: QOD 16 Week Smoothing Treatment

Imagine the sassy feeling of a good hair day of Jennifer Anniston proportions. Now imagine feeling like that for almost FOUR months. Sound like something you could get on board with? Looks like you need Monet Hair in your life, and their exclusive QOD 16 Week Smoothing Treatment. What is this sorcery, I hear you…

Sunday Snapping: Belfast Castle Gardens

After two gorgeous Sundays spent snapping in the sun, I am presenting myself with a challenge that I hope I can live up to – and the clue is in the title ‘Sunday Snaps’. At least once per month, and maybe more if we get some more of this fabulous weather, I will share with you…

Sunday Snaps: Belfast Maritime Festival 2016

What better a way to spend a rare sunny Sunday afternoon in Belfast than at the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival? As my sporadic blogging (to put it lightly) might have indicated, life has been a little hectic of late, and blogging and photography fell by the wayside, but Belfast came to life this week and…

10,000 White Balloons, Floating in Studio Souk…

Did you sing that title to the tune of ’99 Red Balloons’? No? Oh well, I tried! After a hard day at work, where better to be than rolling around in a room brimming with 10, 000 balloons, eating pizza and sipping on alcoholic ice-cream floats? That’s precisely what I did on Friday  18th March to celebrate…

High Street Heaven: My #WCCFW Shopping List

As I write this post, the clocks have gone forward, it’s 8PM, it’s still daylight and it finally feels like the perfect time to be writing a blog post on my fashion picks for S/S16. Granted, it’s still a little cold and drizzly outside (and I might even have seen a shower of hailstones in…

An Absolut-ly Awesome Night

Nothing says mystery quite like receiving an email to your office email address, inviting you to a secret party at an undisclosed location on a Friday evening in March.  So what did I do? I turned up of course, but not before Googling the event to satisfy my curiosity. My stealthy Googling told me that…

5 Things I Realised When I Started Early Morning Gymming

When you lead a busy life, finding time to go to the gym is seriously tough. Now that I work in Belfast from 9-5 and have a 30-45 minute commute (traffic depending) each direction, my old routine of early morning swimming and tea-time gym sessions are a thing of the past. And my night time…

Belfast Fashion Week Celebrates 21 Seasons

West Coast Cooler Belfast Fashion Week – one of the most eagerly anticipated events in any Belfast fashionista’s calendar. For me, this would be my sixth season, but on the 21st January, the event itself was very fittingly launching its 21st season, yet another milestone for founder Cathy Martin. Having found its home last year in…

Theatre Review: The Merchant Of Venice @ Baby Grand

Have you ever seen Shakespeare’s lyrical prose transported to the 1920s? How about a production of Shakespeare where all of the scene changes are conducted to the theme tune of The Sting? I have. You might think that it wouldn’t work, but surprisingly, it was this unlikely combination that made the show such fun. The…

I’m BACK! 10 Things I’ve Been Doing This Summer

This blog post is part apology, part catch-up and part a kick up the backside to begin blogging again. Since returning from my holiday to Greece – you know, that one that I couldn’t stop blogging about – things have been a little crazy. Not only did I start a new job, I also made…

4 Ways To Spend A Girly Day In Stranmillis

As someone who went to university on the North Coast, I not only missed out on those crazy student nights in Belfast, but also the chilled out lifestyle that comes with living in Belfast. Instead of spending Saturdays on the Lisburn Road or strolling around Stranmillis, I was walking on the beach and treating myself…

Recycling at its best – Junk Kouture

Who says that fashion is all about expensive fabrics and designer labels? The beauty of a show-stopping piece of clothing lies in the creativity of the design, and what better a way to celebrate this than with the all-Ireland Junk Kouture competition? If you aren’t familiar with this design and recycling competition, for students in…

9 Reasons Why I Can’t Wait for SS15 at Belfast FASHIONWEEK

After a very long and relaxing break from blogging, while I enjoyed the Christmas holidays, ate the last of the leftover Quality Street and settled back into work, spending my morning at the press launch of West Coast Cooler Belfast FASHIONWEEK was the perfect way to ease myself back into all things fashion. I would by no…

November Update: A Month In Photos

When I got started with my blog, I had the best of intentions. I planned to post once a week, at the very least sitting down every Wednesday night to blog without fail. But, alas, a massive workload soon ruined my master plan for a successful blog, which is why I now sit before you presenting a…

The ‘Lauren’ Necklace: The Secret Closet

Like most women, my shopaholic tendencies are somewhat out of control, and can range from anything to fitness gear to a new pair of heels. But more recently, my poison has been statement jewellery – something which I have gathered a large collection of, but I am always on the look out for a new…

Snapping my way around Northern Ireland

It’s summer, and we have had a rather spectacular bout of weather over the past few weeks, so I have taken the opportunity to get a little bit snap happy around the country, showing off Northern Ireland’s beauty spots, and a few of my favourite places to photograph. Where is your favourite place in Northern…